Sunday, August 5, 2012

LOL Cats

Every once in awhile my inner sophmoric funny bone gets tickled (seriously?) and I just have some good old embarrassingly loud laughs. Well, there was no stopping when I found the website It combines adorable animal pictures with the funniest text I've seen in a long time. It's hard to explain and you really have to get it to think it's funny, but here are just a very few that I have in my library.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Reflection Time

Life can be discouraging sometimes (a lot of the time actually), and it's hard to think about the good things we have all around us.  I read this quote somewhere, some time ago, and I don't even remember who said it, but I think of it occasionally and it helps:

"You have a unique message to deliver, a unique song to sing, a unique act of love to bestow.  This message, this song, and this act of love has been entrusted exclusively to one and only you."

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Addicted to Cottage Style

  My name is Susan and I'm a cottage style addict.

  I don't remember when it happened, but one day my inner girly-girly took over and I have been trying to style my home in that look ever since.  I don't go overboard on the big cabbage rose patterns, but I'll buy just about anything that has that old, white, beat up look. But, alas, nothing has happened yet.  So far the only thing I've done is subscribe to too many cottage style type magazines, most of which I haven't even opened the first page yet. 

One of these days (and we all know when that will be), I want to do a full cottage style makeover, room by room, with a cohesive look throughout.  This is a beautiful dream I have over and over again.  I can see it all now -- Cottage Living Magazine gets wind of this and swoops in to help me with everything.  Yes, it's a beautiful dream.

Here are some pictures of dream spaces I found in a Cottage Journal newsletter I used to subscribe to:

 However, I did design this bridal tea invitation in the cottage style: